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Premier League 2018-19: Why Liverpool are the favorites to win the league?

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600   //    01 Sep 2018, 02:43 IST

Liverpool v Brighton & Hove Albion - Premier League
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp celebrates after his side beat Brighton

Confidence, Charisma, and Consistency are the 3 C's that can win you any game. And boy! Liverpool has got it working right in their favor. After so many decades of Premier League football, we finally have a formidable Liverpool side that seem too tough to beat at the moment.

An era of new generation superstars emerges from the Anfield tunnel led by Jordan Henderson and followed by the likes of Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane, Virgil Van Dijk, Nabi Keita, Roberto Firmino and many more. Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool has not lost a single game this season and have not conceded a single goal so far.


Manchester City v Liverpool - UEFA Champions League Quarter Final Second Leg
Mohamed Salah along with Sadio Mane and Firmino (not in picture) constitute Liverpool's lethal attack

There are so many key factors which make Liverpool the favorites to lift the Premier League title this season. A destructive attacking line consisting of Mane, Firmino and Salah are a nightmare for defenders and this trio has wrecked havoc in the opponent's defence in the opening games.

Sadio Mane has netted three goals in his three appearances this season while Salah has scored twice for his side. However, one cannot ignore the fact that Liverpool's current form is based on an all-round performance by the team.


Bury v Liverpool - Pre-Season Friendly
Naby Keita, the promising midfielder

Nabi Keita, the 23-year-old has been churning out some brilliant performances in the midfield since he was signed from RB Leipzig this season. His outstanding performances have made him a consistent starter in Klopp's team. The Guinea player has quickly settled down into the team and bears the promise of a bright future at Anfield.

The Liverpool defence has been the best in the league so far. They haven't conceded a single goal and have made life very easy for the new Brazilian goalkeeper, Alisson. The most expensive defender in the transfer market Virgil Van Dijk along with Lovren have not made any major errors and have been turning Anfield into their very own fortress.


Blackburn Rovers v Liverpool - Pre-Season Friendly
Virgil Van Dijk, the world's most expensive defender

Initially, questions were raised about Van Dijk's transfer fee, but the Dutchman has been proving everyone wrong. New signing Alisson looks as confident as any Premier League veteran on the Liverpool goal line. He has kept 3 clean sheets and is willing to take risks to save his side.

Overall, Liverpool looks like the most difficult side to beat in the Premier League. Jurgen Klopp's men have been enjoying a positive run so far and will be looking to carry forward the winning momentum.

Liverpool will face a few hurdles in the form of some extremely talented sides but if they continue to perform well, nobody can stop them from lifting the Premier League trophy. However, only time will tell whether Liverpool will end their title drought or does yet another dry spell lies in wait for the reds?

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